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Play + Invent space assistant

Play+Invent takes young peoples ideas and helps them to try things out.

The programme includes a weekend events strand which has featured Minecraft, code breaking, record player making, Lego building and inventing with large scale cardboard to name just a few.

It also includes a strand for home educated children, a pre-school strand, Tiny Sparks, championing gender equality and encouraging children to dream big from an early age and a dedicated inventor space for families to design, build and tinker taking inspiration from collections and stories found in Discovery Museum.

What's involved?

We are looking for a team of committed volunteers to assist in the maintenance and development of our dedicated PLAY+INVENT inventor space.

The role is flexible, but ideally we would want a team (2 volunteers at a time) to be working in the space 2-3 times a week (weekdays only), schedule to be agreed.

The kind of things we expect you to be doing is:

  • Collecting and sorting recycled materials
  • Deconstructing and disassembling electronics (computers, DVD players, projectors etc.)
  • Dismantling models
  • Collections research
  • General maintenance of the PLAY+INVENT space (checking material stock etc.)

Why get involved?

This is a great opportunity for anyone interested in working with families and children in a learning setting.   

You can work alongside Museum professionals in a Gallery setting

Self motivation and drive are encouraged

Thuis is a fun learning experience for the families taking part so, you we expect you will have lots of fun and learns lots too.

This will be a great addition to a CV.


How to get involved?

  1. Log in or sign up to Volunteer for TWAM.
  2. Accept this challenge.
  3. Await a response from us with more information.

Ideal Skills

  • Working as part of a team
  • Independent working
  • Computer programming and coding
  • Arts and crafts
  • Working with Children (6 - 15)
  • Working with Children (under 5's)
  • Customer Service
  • Construction
  • Working with Museum Collections
  • Teaching and Training

Ideal Interests

  • Working with the public
  • Science and nature
  • Arts and crafts
  • Meeting new people
  • Learning and Education
  • Design